Help me date this very old W7DK club Field Day film!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Apr 18, 2021.

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  1. AD5HR

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    Looks to me to be a '55 wagon.
     
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  2. N2EY

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    It may appear to be so, but it's almost certainly a 1955 due to other factors.
     
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  3. KB3BCO

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    I'm guessing the handbook is from '56.
     
  4. W7UUU

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    I know you like fodder for your club online newsletter - if the video would make any sense to use at all, I'm sure no one at W7DK would mind in any way (I was President from 2016 to 2020 and certainly would not have cared)... feel free if you think it might be fun for your users to see

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. N1YR

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    The Chevy wagon in the open and close reminds me of the '53 my Dad drove us in until we got the first (used) Rambler wagon in 1960.
     
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  6. KS2G

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  7. K1LKP

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    My guess as to year? 1961 to 1963.... what's yours?

    MY GUESS IS THE MID TO LATE 50'S.

    THE FOLKS ARE ALL WEARING MUCHO BAGGY TROUSERS IN THE VIDEO

    AND

    THE PERSON CLIMBING THAT MASSIVE TREE IS NOT ADHERING TO
    ANY OF THE "OSHA" CLIMBING SAFETY STANDARDS.......hihihi.....

    OK..... NOW ON THE MORE SERIOUS SIDE.

    DAVE , THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT WONDERFUL VIDEO...BRAVO..

    ABOUT 50 YEARS AGO, OUR CLUB HAD FIELD DAY ON THE K1LKP
    PROPERTY.

    THE CLUB SET UP A HOSPITALITY TABLE AND THE NABORS JUST LOVED
    IT.

    LOTS OF GREAT FUN AND THE NABORS TALKED ABOUT IT YEARS AFTER.

    I WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE CLUB AND WE HAD GREAT TIMES.

    THE NAME OF THE CLUB WAS "THE GREATER LAWRENCE AMATEUR RADIO
    FELLOWSHIP " AND OUR MEETINGS WERE HELD AT A LOCAL CHURCH
    IN LAWRENCE, MA.

    WE WERE A "ARRL AFFILIATED CLUB"

    ARRL_Affiliated_Club NEW.png

    73 - K1LKP

    K1LKP 52 SCHOOL.jpg
     
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  8. N2EY

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    It's almost certainly 1955. See post #20.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
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  9. N2EY

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    Could it be a 1955 Ford? Or maybe a Mercury?

    Here's why I ask:

    In the video, it says that W7DK/7 had the high score in the 7th call district.

    In the QST Field Day reports, W7DK/7 had the high score in the 7th call district in 1954 and 1955. From 1956 to at least 1961, W7HZ/7 had the high score in 7-land. In 1953, W7AW was the winner.

    That narrows it down to Field Day 1954 or 1955.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
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  10. KS2G

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    You probably are correct.
    The '55-'57 Ford tail-lights were all very similar.

    Looking at the film, I went by memory (always dangerous) and looked only for '56.
    ;)

    And BTW -- not a Mercury.
    In those years, they had vertical --not round-- tail-lights.
    See:
    https://www.virtualparking.net/imgdir/10098-1200.jpg
     
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